Wavefront Engineering Research Group
Universitat de Barcelona

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Wavefront Engineering Research Group

The Wavefront Engineering Research Group (WavEng) is a research unit within the Applied Physics and Optics Department at the Universitat de Barcelona . The team is composed by four permanent researchers, one post-doc fellow and several graduate and undergraduate students. The research of the group is focused on the following topics:
  • Vision systems based on wavefront coding.
  • Development of computational tools in optics, such as the determination of optical constants of thin film materials or the electromagnetic description of light beams.
  • Research on education in optics.

WavEng News

Jan. 10, 2010 - WavEng welcomes new MSc student Joan Ferre.

April 01, 2010 - Phase mask selection in wavefront coding systems: A design approach, G. Carles, A. Carnicer and S. Bosch, Optics and Lasers in Engineering 48, 779-785 (2010)

April 12, 2010 - Optics, Photonics and Digital Technologies for Multimedia Applications. More information: http://spie.org//app/program/index.cfm?fuseaction=conferencedetail&conference=7723

April 19, 2010 - Understanding Optical Trapping Phenomena: A Simulation for Undergraduates, J. Mas, A. Farre, J. Cuadros, I. Juvells and A. Carnicer, IEEE Transactions on Education (2010)

May 05, 2010 - Use of spatial light modulators in wavefront coding for field imaging: adaptation of the filter design procedure, C. Ferran, S. Vallmitjana, and S. Bosch Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7723, 772307 (2010) http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.854541

Iterative design of mesh-defined phase masks for wavefront coding, G. Carles, A. Carnicer, and S. Bosch, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7723, 77231O (2010) http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.854374

June 12, 2010 - Monitoring learning by means of trace analysis in an optical trapping simulation, A. Carnicer, J. Mas, J. Cuadros, I. Juvells, X. de Pedro, Opt. Pur. Apl. 43 (2) 119-125 (2010) (in Spanish)

July 28, 2010 - Use of a spatial light modulator as an adaptable phase mask for wavefront coding, G. Carles, G. Muyo, S. Bosch, A. R. Harvey, J. Mod. Opt. 57, 893-900 (2010)

Sept. 01, 2010 - The MERLOT Awards program (Exemplary Learning Materials) recognizes and promotes outstanding online resources designed to enhance teaching and learning and to honor the authors and developers of these resources for their contributions to the academic community.
More information: http://about.merlot.org/MERLOTAwards/MERLOTAwardWinners-2010.html
and http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/ca/menu_eines/noticies/2010/09/08.html

Jan. 13, 2011 - Ray tracing and scalar diffraction calculations of wavefronts, caustics and complex amplitudes in optical systems, S. Bosch, J. Mod. Opt. 58 (2011)

Aug. 19, 2011 - Non-contact technique for testing antique optical instruments based on wavefront sensing, S.Vallmitjana, Carme Ferran and S. Bosch, J. Mod. Opt. 1269-127 (2011)

Aug. 22, 2011 - Design and implementation of a scene-dependent dynamically selfadaptable wavefront coding imaging system, G. Carles, C. Ferran, A. Carnicer and S. Bosch, Comp. Phys. Commun. (2011)

Sept. 02, 2011 - Near-field coupling of metal nanoparticles under tightly focused illumination, J.Sancho-Parramon
Opt. Lett., Vol. 36, 3527-3529 (2011)

Sept. 12, 2011 - Transverse and longitudinal components of the propagating and evanescent waves associated to radially polarized nonparaxial fields, R. Martínez-Herrero, P. M. Mejías, I. Juvells and A. Carnicer, Appl. Phys. B (2011)

Oct. 10, 2011 - Design of Optical Systems With Extended Depth of Field: An Educational Approach to Wavefront Coding Techniques, Ferran, C.; Bosch, S.; Carnicer, A., IEEE Transactions on Education (2011)

May 07, 2012 - R. Martinez-Herrero, P. M. Mejías, I. Juvells, and A.Carnicer, On the propagating and evanescent waves associated to azimuthally-polarized nonparaxial fields Proc. SPIE 8424, 842424 (2012)
A. Carnicer, I. Juvells, David Maluenda, R. Martinez-Herrero, P. M. Mejías, and F. Schaschek, Generation of arbitrary spatially variant polarized fields using computer generated holograms, Proc. SPIE 8429, 84290Y (2012)

April 16, 2012 - SPIE Photonics Europe 2012 Photonics, Optics, Lasers, Micro-Nanotechnologies Research, http://spie.org/x12290.xml

This false-color four-leaf clover-like image represents the x component of the TM term of the magnetic field of a highly focused gaussian beam (beam waist radius 0.4 lambda) at z=0. The inner structure (the tiny four red spots) clearly shows that the contribution of the evanescent term is not negligible. (Learn more in R Martinez-Herrero et al., Evanescent field of vectorial highly non-paraxial beams, Optics Express 16 2845 -2858, 2008)

WavEng is an emergent research group reconised by the Catalan Comission for Universities and Research

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